What is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN)

Registered Dietitians are our most credible source of nutrition information. A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

• Bachelor degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
• Complete an accredited, supervised, experiential practice program.

• Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

• Complete continuing professional education requirements to maintain registration.

What is CEDRD?

Individuals with the Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian credentials (CEDRD) are dietitians who have met rigorous educational requirements. CEDRD certification is accredited by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), which works to promote standards of excellence within the field of eating disorders.

Linda CaleyCredentials:

I am a Registered Dietitian with 30 years experience in nutrition therapy and healthcare management.

I provide a personalized non-diet approach to help clients set realistic goals that will lead to positive lifestyle changes and healthier relationships with food.

My practice focuses on providing nutritional therapy and guidance for individuals of all ages. I can help those suffering from eating disorders and distorted body image as well as those looking for weight management, diabetes management, and general, healthy lifestyle recommendations.


Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Dietetic Internship
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

Masters of Science in Healthcare Management,
Lesley University, Cambridge MA

Professional Registration:

Registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Professional Certifications

• Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD)
• Certified Intuitive Eating Specialist
• Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist with the State of Connecticut (CDN)

Professional Affiliations:

• The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (eatright.org)
• Connecticut Dietetic Association (eatrightct.org)
• National Eating Disorders Association (nationaleatingdisorders.org)
• International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp.com)
• International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (eddietitians.com)
• Eating Disorder Referral Network (edreferral.com)
• Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (scandpg.org)
• Nutrition Entrepreneurs (nedpg.org)
• Diabetes Care and Education (dcedpg.org)
• Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (complementarynutrition.org)

Other Affiliations:

Wellness Advisory Council, Colchester Public Schools, Colchester, CT

What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is the development and provision of a nutritional treatment or therapy based on a detailed assessment of a person‚'s medical history, psychosocial history, physical examination, and dietary history. It is used to treat an illness or condition, or as a means to prevent or delay disease or complications from diseases such as diabetes. The purpose of the assessment is to:
• Determine the person’s need for nutrition therapy
• Develop a nutrition therapy plan
• Determine the best method to initiate the nutrition therapy
• Evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition therapy